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North America’s Galápagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey

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Corinne Heyning Laverty

In her book North America’s Galápagos: The Historic Channel Islands Biological Survey author Corinne Heyning Laverty recounts the story of scientific researchers, naturalists, and adventurers who undertook expeditions in the 1930s to piece together the human history and biological evolution of California’s Channel Islands. Sometimes called North America’s Galápagos, these islands each support unique ecosystems with varied flora and fauna and differing human histories. She also introduces a new generation of Channel Island scholars and their modern discoveries. Laverty is a research associate and fellow at the Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County, and an associate of the Santa Cruz Island Foundation.

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